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Jessica Simpson’s ‘Open Book’ Will Be Freevee Series With John Stamos And Katelyn Tarver

Jessica Simpson’s Memoirs, Open book, gets the TV treatment.

Freevee, the ad-supported streamer supported by Amazon, has handed out a trial order for: Open book. In the half-hour script comedy, singer, songwriter and actress Katelyn Tarver and fuller house graduate John Stamos.

Open book is described as a propulsive, music-infused coming-of-age story inspired by Jessica Simpson’s best-selling memoir. The show follows pop star Sadie Sparrow (Tarver) from her mid-20s as she grows from resourceful to mogul, introducing viewers to the family, friends and loved ones she collects along the way. The comedy is expected to tackle themes of love, friendship, divorce, family and sisterhood, relationships, soul connections, Hollywood and the music business, as it follows Sadie’s unexpected journey as she eventually comes to embrace herself and the fact that her heart inevitably wants what it is. want at every stage of life.

Tom Kapinos (Californication, White Famous, Lucifer) will write the script and will co-produce with Adam Bernstein. The last (Billions, the sinner) will also lead the pilot. Simpson will co-produce with former ABC Studios president Patrick Moran, Lauren Auslander and Lacy Lynch. The project comes from Morgan’s PKM Productions and stems from his general deal with Amazon Studios.

Stamos, for his part, will play Butch Thorn, a divorced former singer-songwriter and alcoholic with self-destructive tendencies who retains a dangerous charm and grace. He is attracted to Sadie and the two form an instant connection, which makes it uneasy when he realizes that she is the young pop star he was assigned to write songs with.

Simpson’s Open book, published by Dey Street Books, it sold half a million copies in 14 weeks in 121 countries. It was the highest-grossing memoir of a female entertainment personality in history at the time of its debut. Simpson signed a multimedia rights deal with Amazon in 2020, which also included a series of short stories published by Amazon Original Stories. The next project of that, Movie Star: They Always Say They’re Single – A True Story – is due in February.

Tarver has released four EPs since 2011 and is known for her roles in Nickelodeon’s big hurryABCs no ordinary family, ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teen and, most recently, HBOs ballers.

Stamos has the second season of David E. Kelley’s Disney+ comedy next season Great shot.

Open book arrives as Freevee will launch the coming-of-age series Secondary school this month. The series is based on the memoirs of the singer-songwriting siblings Tegan and Sara Quinn.

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